walbran valley (a shadorma; three of three parts)

the last day
and the five of us
heading back
down the trail
more like a path for the deer
we step with their peace

or we try
with our urban gait
to pass through
the old growth
and its living density
that embraces us

crevices
in the clouds appear
streaks of sun
pouring down
enlighten patches of green
with a gratitude

a quiet
even the forest birds
reverent
overtaken
swayed by the ever presence
ancient and benign

i soften
the serenity
fragrant and
arising
this is what i remember
a bursting open

*****

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walbran valley (a shadorma; three of three parts)

21 thoughts on “walbran valley (a shadorma; three of three parts)

  1. These are so easy to “fall into.” They made you want to be there and experience the sacredness of the surroundings — and the companionship. Not just with your friends, but with the wild life and the forest. Well done.

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    1. Thank you. I’ve only experienced a few places that I would call “power spots” that can crack through even the most disconnected indivisble, and they haven’t been where we have thrown down a bunch of pavement. We’d be better off if people spent a little time going out and re-charged spiritually in nature.

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    1. thank you for the too kind comparison. πŸ™‚ The lines: “They love each other. / There is no loneliness like theirs.” has amazing texture in an apparent contradiction, one that ripples through the rest of the poem.

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